Zoinks! This fully converted, Warhammer 40k-style Scooby Doo gang is the work of commission painter Michael Rothery. Rothery has been painting miniatures inspired by film and television for years, and was inspired to send the Scooby Doo gang into the grim darkness of the far future using a combination of Warhammer 40k and Hasselfree Miniatures kits, with a few 3D printed parts.
Rothery used Games Workshop figures for the bodies of most of the models, saying, “Fred is a Primaris Space Marine, Daphne is a Sisters of Batte Repentia Superior, Velma is an Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Priest Enginseer, and Shaggy a basic Imperial Guardsman”. Meanwhile, Scooby is based on a model from Hasselfree Miniatures. Rothery took the heads from 3D printed models he found on Etsy, and says: “They popped up as a recommended item, and well, I had a proper geekgasm and ordered them straight away!”
The conversions were pretty simple, according to Rothery: “I snipped the heads off the minis and added them to the 40k ones”, before using “a bit of greenstuff here and there to hide the join”. Painting took a little longer: Rothery says it was “probably a day for all of them”.
Rothery has painted models on commission since 2007, under the name Cornishmikey Painting. He says that “film and TV minis go down a treat” at wargames shows, and he’s had plenty of success selling painted versions of Hasselfree Miniatures’ ‘Teenage Mystery Gang’. The decision to convert them for 40k came after he saw a piece of Scooby Doo / 40k crossover fanart: “I saw the gang in a picture, and thought ‘Oo, I’ll have a bit of that!’”
If you want to get stuck into painting miniatures, we have a guide to all the key techniques you’ll need to get started. Check back at Wargamer for more inspiring figures – we’ve had a spate of great 40k conversions recently, like this Space Marine Kill Team inspired by pride flag colours.